question aaout ISP's
jules.richardson99 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 7 11:26:12 CDT 2008
Gene Buckle wrote:
>> Thankfully I missed the 300 baud (and earlier) era - but I still
>> landed in the middle of 2400 times, and that was painful enough!
>> Although I seem to remember being perfectly happy when things
>> progressed to 33.6K - I couldn't imagine making use of anything
>> faster, and all the various non-WWW services did all that I could ever
> 300 baud was great for reading messages
I don't know - I didn't mind 2400 for that as it was "instant enough" for
email-sized message download (it just annoyed me for other uses), but I
suspect that I'd find 300 "too slow".
>, but it sucked hard when doing a full-disk transfer (Punter!) on a C-64.
Gah, I bet! I've done hard disk transfers at 9600 in recent times, and that
was slow enough.
> The sad thing is that the net
> has degraded into such a spam fest that real boards are starting to look
> pretty attractive again.
I keep thinking about that. It's not only the spam, but the threats from ISPs
to start watching what we do, the users who don't know how to protect their
machines properly, or the people who over-stress the system at the expense of
everyone else. It's a far cry from what it used to be!
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